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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our unit was on second floor of a building next to a busy road but was still quiet. Location is great for walking to the town and driving to the North shores. Unit looked to be redone recently and was spotless. The grounds were well kept. The pool is too small for such a large number of units but loads... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Pono Kai! It is centrally located with easy access to go North or South! The grounds are immaculate and the tennis courts just got a face lift. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The rooms are always clean and tidy, a bit outdated but clean and they are very roomy. We do not really spend much... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort and return visit. While our vacation rental company does not manage the exact condo you stayed in, we appreciate your honest review and repeat visits to the Pono Kai Resort. The oceanfront bike path you mention is a great route for guests to explore while visiting! Mahalo, Keith Condominium Rentals... More

Rockledge, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I took son and his fiance to Hawaii on vacation. Went to Kauai for the first week. Boththe Iiland and this resort are simply beautiful. The resort is very convenient, within close walking distance to old town Kapa'a. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms and grounds. We will stay there again if we go back to Hawaii. Highly recommended.

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Albuquerque
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a one bedroom condo in Building E on 3rd floor. Every morning I was up early for the gorgeous sunrise view from our balcony, and several evenings we sat out for the super moon. Our room seemed to be newly remodeled, kitchen, carpet and furniture were clean. Many grills on site for cooking and kitchen has everything you... More

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New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stay with some caveats. We stayed in a 1 bedroom unit in building J at the end of August. This resort seems to have many older, retired visitors, although we saw visitors of all ages throughout our stay. Pros: -Centrally located resort for easy access to entire island. 1-1.5hr max to either end of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pono Kai Resort was great. The check in and out process was great. The staff were friendly and informative. The one bedroom unit we had was clean and comfortable. The pool and barbecue areas were great. The location for walks on the beach path and being near town is plus. Morning walks on the path were great. Also nice... More

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Marysville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relative who found this availability on internet didn't realize this was a privately owned unit rather than "time share". Desk folks weren't very helpful since it wasn't booked through them. The furnishings were tasteful; a lovely unit per se. It was immediately obvious that "problems" such as broken closet door were not taken care of by whomever. The price per... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review and glad to hear that you found the condo and grounds very nice. You are correct that a majority of the condos at the Pono Kai are timeshares managed through the front desk. Some privately owned condos are rented out by owners or management companies like ours. I am not sure if you stayed in one... More

Chicago Park, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rented a beachfront unit. The unit was superbly appointed. Everything we needed, and more, was available. Your heart will skip a beat every morning when you wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the sight of the ocean right outside your unit. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The only issue we had at... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our condo rental agency manages, but glad to hear that you enjoyed the grounds, nearby restaurants, and overall Kapaa location. It is really a fun town located in a nice central location along the eastern coastline. We hope to... More

Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The wife and I, enjoyed ourselfs for 5 nights at this resort, but we noticed it is older and outdated it needs some remolding, the room was huge and spacious. we had fun playing tennis, basketball, mini golf and swimming. The staff were very nice and helpful. The resort is close to everything you need within walking distance. The beach... More

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Antioch, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband I chose to stay at the Pono Kai beginning on August 17th-24th for our honeymoon and were completely disappointed. Although we had a beach view (only positive), the grounds were very underwhelming. It certainly didn't feel like a resort. The rooms were dated and dingy. Our AC unit was clogged and didn’t cool. We called maintenance who came... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Aloha, Sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Pono Kai Resort. Our vacation rental company manages some condos there, but I don’t believe you stayed in one of the condos we manage. It sounds like most of your issues were with the specific room (A/C, mattress, carpet, etc.). For future stays, if you are not pleased with your... More

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa

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